WCSJ Medellín has partnered with three local universities for the 2023 meeting. Information about each is below.
University of Antioquia: An Innovative University for the transformation of territories
The University of Antioquia, founded in 1803, is the oldest public university in Colombia and the second largest in the country. It is home to more than 41,000 students and provides higher education based on academic excellence, ethics and responsibility. It is committed to the welfare of society, scientific production and education, which is reflected in its three core missions: research, teaching and extension.
As well as its portfolio of research capabilities and their contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals, the university has a technological portfolio of its developments that are close to transfer and or commercial licensing and scaling to production.
EAFIT Inspires, Creates, Transforms
EAFIT is a university located in Medellín- Colombia, that inspires the current generation to embark on a life project that maximises its potential. It contributes to the sustainable development of humanity by offering programs that stimulate lifelong learning, promote science, technology and innovation, and encourage interaction with the environment with a spirit of integrity, audacity, excellence, pluralism, and inclusion.
At EAFIT you will find a community with a global vision and regional and local impact that adapts, mobilises, reinvents and innovates, partners with other organisations, and provides timely and pertinent responses to the challenges of the environment and the needs of stakeholders. EAFIT promotes the generation of knowledge, technological development and innovation, technology transfer, academic training, public communication and public engagement, across the full range of academic disciplines. To find out more there is a video available here.
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Since 1967, the Universidad Nacional de Colombia has been the first and largest university in Colombia. Its mission is to promote access to quality higher education for all Colombians. There are currently almost 50,000 undergraduates, over 7,000 postgraduate students and 984 research groups spread across nine campuses in Colombia.
The Medellín campus houses the science schools, as well as architecture, agricultural sciences and human and economic sciences.
There are many research groups on campus, with outputs from research papers, patents and licences, with a handful of start ups too.